Emily Howald Sefton

Emily Howald Sefton

Emily Howald Sefton moved to the Twin Cities after a five-year stint in Chicago, where she perfected the art of creating order amid chaos (also known as magazine deadlines). As a writer and a managing editor for Chicago Social and Chicago Social Weddings, Emily cultivated the appropriate experience to wordsmith her way to Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, where she quickly said "I Do" to the role of Deputy Features Editor and Weddings Editor. Prior to earning a paycheck, Emily earned her masters from Northwestern University and her B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. When she’s not busy exploring the nearest wedding venue or the latest workout trend, Emily spends time with her husband, daughter, and mini-labradoodle. You might catch her raving about the Green Bay Packers (Note: She is not, nor will she ever be, a Vikings fan) or teetering in uncomfortably high heels.

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2015 Home & Design 100

The people, places, and products that add style and wow to how we live in the Twin Cities.

Fall 2016 Bridal Trends

From lingerie-like lace to bare shoulders, here are the top three trends from New York's Fall 2016 Bridal Fashion Week.

Home Improvement

A couple put their personal stamp on just about every square inch of their Kingfield bungalow, which they renovated themselves.

Men's blue patterned tie from Hammermade
Local Ties that Bind

Before you hit the big box stores to shop for his neckwear, bring some local love to your guy's aisle style with these five hometown heroes.

Questions for Your Caterer

What to ask before you book.

Roomology: Boho Meets Modern

Inside a traditional Tudor home in Edina, a homeowner weaves together an unexpected look by blending juxtaposing styles.

Get Your Skin Aisle Ready

Local beauticians share their secrets.

Into the Blue

Faith’s Lodge founders Susan and Mark Lacek bring a piece of the coast to Fremont Avenue in this year’s Showcase Home.

The Morning After

Helpful tips to make the morning after your wedding go off without a hitch.

Vivid Home

It’s not about the newest trends, it’s about the ones that last.

Pattern Play

Think outside the box when picking your china and mix and match playful patterns.

What to Do after the I Dos

Five ways to avoid letting the conclusion of your wedding impact the start of your marriage.

Out in the Open

Clever architectural details and statement-making accents gave this once-disjointed ‘60s rambler some California cool.

A Work of Art

Say "I do" to a dress that makes a romantic statement.

Flower girl laying on the floor of a church
The Art of the Flower Girl

What I learned as a Mother of the Flower Girl.

The Anatomy of an Invitation

Don’t let the many cards of a stationery suite intimidate you. Here’s what you need to know to ready your invite for the post.

In Case of Emergency

Everything you need in your day-of emergency kit.

Name change documents | Photo by Becca Sabot
What's In A Name

Changing your name is easier said than done.

Picture Perfect

Sun-splashed home and airy studio create a soothing respite in white.

Five Ways to Relax

Wedding planning is hard. Pamper yourself.

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